Mezzo-soprano Margaret Bridge is currently a studio artist with Northern Ireland Opera. A versatile artist, her repertoire ranges from early baroque through classical and romantic, right up to contemporary music and her roles include Dorinda (The Tempest, Henry Purcell Society of Boston) Maddalena (Rigoletto, NI Opera – cover) Melanto (The Return of Ulysses, Opera Collective Ireland), Elaine (Later the Same Evening, Opera Memphis), Prince Charmant (Cendrillon, NEC), Agrippina (Agrippina, NEC), Hen/Pasek’s wife (Příhody lišky Bystroušky, NEC), Erisbe (L’Ormindo, RIAM), Pat Nixon (act II cover) (Nixon in China, Wide Open Opera), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte, extracts, RIAM), Journalist (Sensational!, RIAM), Cock (The Cunning Little Vixen, RIAM), and Monica (The Medium, Mid-West Opera). As a soprano, she was a studio artist with Chautauqua Opera NY, one of America’s oldest summer companies, while still a graduate student at New England Conservatory Boston. Previously, she completed a masters in vocal performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, where she was also a young associate artist with Opera Theatre Company, with whom she performed in concerts and operas on tour across Ireland, and in recital at the National Concert Hall and Dublin Castle.
Margaret is also at home in oratorio and concert performances, and highlights so far include performing De Falla’s El Amor Brujo with the Ulster Orchestra, Corigliano’s Fern Hill and DiOrio’s All Is with Back Bay chorale Boston, Bach’s Cantata 63 (Dec 2015) and Weihnachtsoratorium (Dec 2014) with the Goethe Institut choir in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, and Vivaldi’s Gloria at Léran Music festival, France, (June 2013). She has also been delighted to perform several times in her alma mater, Trinity College Dublin, with the Dublin University Choral Society, with whom she has sung Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem.
Margaret is also an avid ensemble singer and sings with the Monteverdi Choir, under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and the Handel and Haydn Society, under the baton of Harry Christophers. She holds a B.A. in Musicology and Theory from Trinity College Dublin.
Margaret was named NI Opera’s Deborah Voigt voice of 2018 at the Festival of Voice in Glenarm, Northern Ireland.
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